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Represent Yourself in Family Court

The Family Law Information Centre at the Ministry of Justice has created a number of self-help kits. They also partner with other organizations to put on a number of in-person drop-in sessions at various locations throughout the province.

If you are representing yourself and are negotiating an agreement, or pursuing claims through the courts, you can also review some of the sample clauses that are provided on this page. They can be modified to suit your needs.

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1. Drop-In Sessions

In-person drop-in sessions enable people to meet face-to-face with a volunteer or law student regarding their legal issues to obtain legal information and assistance. The walk-in clinics offer a supportive environment and ongoing support and information as cases move through the family justice system. These sessions take place in different cities in Saskatchewan.

No appointment is required to attend the help sessions. In-person sessions are scheduled in the following cities and current schedules are available below:

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2. Self-Help Kits

The self-help kits are packages of court forms and instructions that have been prepared by the Family Law Information Centre. The kits are for people who intend to represent themselves in court, and they cover several different types of proceedings.

If you are not certain which kit you need, please contact the Family Law Information Centre to assist you in selecting the correct kit. Some of the kits listed below are available online as a non-fillable PDF document. Paper copies and fillable electronic versions are also available by contacting the Family Law Information Centre and requesting a copy.

  • Sole Petitioner Uncontested Divorce Kit
    One person can apply for a divorce judgment, where there are no other issues that need to be resolved between the parties. One spouse must have resided in Saskatchewan for a period at least one year.
  • Co-Petitioner Joint Uncontested Divorce Kit
    Both parties can apply together for a divorce judgment, where there are no other issues that need to be resolved. One spouse must have resided in Saskatchewan for a period at least one year.
  • Starting a Family Law Proceeding
    If there is no existing court order in place, this kit allows you to start a family law court proceeding, making a claim for any combination of custody, access, child support, spousal support, property division, and divorce, and to apply for an interim order for any combination of custody, access, child support and spousal support. For custody and access orders, usually the child must reside in Saskatchewan, and for support claims, both parties must reside in Saskatchewan.
  • Initial Application for Custody, Access, or Child Support by a non-parent
    For anyone that is not a biological parent of a child, this kit allows you to ask for a court order for custody, access and/or child support.
  • Variation of Child Support and/or Spousal Support
    This kit allows you to apply to change an existing Saskatchewan support order, where the opposing party currently resides in Saskatchewan.
  • Interjurisdictional Provisional Support Variation
    This kit allows you to apply to change an existing support order, where the opposing party resides outside Saskatchewan, and either:
    A) the existing order was made pursuant to the Divorce Act, or
    B) the opposing party resides in a foreign jurisdiction that requires you to obtain a provisional order.
  • Variation of Custody and/or Access
    This kit allows you to apply to change an existing Saskatchewan custody or access order, including requests to enforce existing orders.
  • Variation of Custody and/or Access plus Child Support
    This kit allows you to apply to change existing Saskatchewan custody/access and child support orders, if the other party resides in Saskatchewan.
  • Preparing an Order
    After having been to court for a chambers application, this kit allows you to prepare a court order from the decision made by the judge.
  • Preparing a Child Support Agreement to file with the Maintenance Enforcement Office
    This kit contains a template for a support agreement, and instructions on how to file a support agreement with the court to allow it to be enforced by the Maintenance Enforcement Office.
  • Preparing a Separation Agreement
    This kit contains a template for a separation agreement that you can use as a guide to preparing your own agreement.
  • Application without Notice (ex parte)
    Certain applications can be made without giving any notice to the opposing party. For these occasions, you can use this kit to make such an application.
  • Replying to a Court Application
    If you have been served with a family law court application taking place at a Saskatchewan Court of Queen's Bench location, this kit has the forms you can use to respond to such an application.
  • Application for a General Court Order
    If you are applying for a court order which is not covered by one of our other kits, then you can use the form templates in this generic kit to create your own application.
  • Preparing an Answer and Counter-Petition
    If you have been served with a family law petition, and you are opposing any of the claims made in that petition, you can use this kit to file an answer. If you wish to make any of your own claims against the petitioner, you can also use this kit to file a counter-petition.
  • Making a Claim for Family Property Division
    If you are making a claim for a division of family property, you can use this kit.
  • Preparing for a Pre-Trial Conference
    Before a family law matter can proceed to trial, the parties must attend a pre-trial conference. This kit has instructions for setting a date and preparing the forms required for the pre-trial conference.
  • Interjurisdictional Support Order (ISO) kits
    This kit allows you to apply to change an existing support order, where the opposing party resides outside Saskatchewan, and the existing order was made pursuant to provincial support legislation.
  • Applying to be Designated a Person of Sufficient Interest in Child Protection
    This kit allows you to apply to participate in a child protection hearing when a child is found to be in need of protection and you want to be recognized as a person of sufficient interest (PSI) for the child.
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3. Fact Sheets

Becoming a Person of Sufficient Interest
Learn how to become a Person of Sufficient Interest (PSI) in child protection proceedings.

Child Protection Proceedings in Saskatchewan
Find information on child protection proceedings in Saskatchewan for Provincial and Queen's Bench Court.

My Child Has Been Apprehended; "What Are My Choices?"
Find information on what your options are if your child has been apprehended.

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4. Sample Clauses

In completing your kit, you may find it useful to use some of the sample clauses below in your Notice of Application or draft Order documents:

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